Michael Korins, a 17 year old with Autism, sings “When you believe” in honor of his Aunt who succumbed to breast cancer in 2009.
A teacher from the UK is taking upon herself to climb the highest mountain in Africa to raise money for National Autistic Society.
The 36-year-old said: “It’s challenging but very rewarding and every small progress makes you happy.
“I think ‘wow’ when a student says a single word after never speaking at all. It’s amazing when they start communicating with you.”
All we can say is: Wow!
To donate to her visit her just giving page.
Full story at watfordobsever.co.uk
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Well not him, but his song. Joshua, who has severe autism, went missing and the police and rescue workers managed to find him by luring him with his favorite song “No More Tears” by Ozzy Osbourne.
Story did not end so well… as his parents are being investigated by child services.
Full story at ktla.com
Lately we have been reading lots of stories of police mistreating or even abusing children with special needs.
We’d like to think it is mostly due to ignorance. Police in Windsor, ON have created an Autism Registry, which will enable officers to respond to situation involving people with Autism accordingly.
Hopefully, this will spread.
Full story at windsorstar.com
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Joel Sheppard’s goal is to kick a ball as far as possible. The high school freshman from Huntsville, AL joined his high-school football team this year as a place kicker. Not a huge deal, except that Joel has Autism….
….”He is currently defying any notions that an athlete with Autism can only be found at a Special Olympics event.”
Full story at highschoolsports.al.com
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